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Saturday, March 17 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Connecticut CLICKs: Mapping the value of virtual exchange, matching results to goals. What to measure? For whom? How to make the case for Globally Networked Learning?

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“Connecticut CLICKs” (Collaborative Learning for International Capabilities and Knowledge) is “our COIL.” It is the on-ramp for the first ever International Education Initiative of the CT Community College system. Strategy and assessment are our cornerstones. Join us for an Assessment Action Lab -- a"fair trade" workshop.  We give you our assessment tools and you give us your frank advice and feedback. We help you think through how to leverage assesment information about student and faculty results for your course, program or campus. Your lessons strengthen our program. My co-presenter is Karen Birch. She has long experience with NSF assessments and several successful NSF grants.  We have been working with the French and ERASMUS funding partners to build our overall international initiative.  All put high priority on knowing if and how we are getting results. Our CT system leadership, also, needs compelling outcomes data as well as good narratives.
      Wrestle several questions with us as we share our tools and approaches in this interactive session.  How can we discern, present and connect the value of the CLICKs modules for student learning outcomes, faculty development, and curriculum enrichment? How can it help us  garner buy-in from leadership, funders and employers? How can we leverage our lessons to foster truly reciprocal exchange and sustainable internationalization for most of our students? 
      During the Action Lab,  Part 1.a,b. For student outcomes, review our pre- and post-module assessment tools. Critique their value in understanding cross cultural gains and also in global workforce preparedness terms. Consider how campus and class results compare to national studies of study abroad and employer needs.  Introduce a powerful multi-institution data set of the University of Toledo Community College Student Internationalization Survey.  Part 2. For faculty outcomes, review our instrument(s).  Critique them for their value in assessing the quality of CLICKs learning outcomes and scalability for larger international efforts. Final wrap-up. How to present value propositions for funders and employers? How can assessment results help you secure their support for you, your partners and your students.

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Nancy Ruther

Principal, Gazelle International, Gazelle International (non-profit)
** CT CLICKs, our passion project. How our assessment tools will help make the case for scaling up and sustainability? Come to the Action Lab on Saturday -- get our tools and share your advice.COIL is the on-ramp for CT Comm Colleges' first ever Intl Ed Initiative.** TEACHING PARTNERS... Read More →

Saturday March 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 8 FIT Conference Center